Quarter of Americans in Lockdown as Coronavirus Kills One Person Every Hour in NYC

    More than one-fourth of all Americans are being ordered to stay home as much as possible in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

    The governors of New York, Illinois and Connecticut on Friday joined the states of California and Pennsylvania in shutting down most businesses.

    Workers considered “essential” are exempt, meaning grocery stores, pharmacies and take-out restaurants will still stay open in those states.

    There are more than 19,300 cases of the Cover-19 coronavirus in the U.S., and at least 250 people have died from it so far, according to John Hopkins University.

    The coronavirus killed New York City residents at a rate of more than one per hour on Friday.

    The New York Post reports that between just 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Friday, 14 people in New York City succumbed to the virus, pushing the Big Apple’s total death toll to 43.

    The toll had been just 29 prior to Friday’s jump in deaths.

    It was the first time that the city’s single-day toll had hit double digits.

    Here’s a breakdown of where the coronavirus deaths have occurred in the United States. Some states have had no deaths so far.

    83 – Washington
    46 – New York
    24 – California
    14 – Louisiana
    13 – Georgia
    11 – New Jersey
    10 – Florida
    5 – Illinois
    5 – Texas
    4 – Colorado
    3 – Michigan
    3 – Oregon
    3 – Connecticut
    3 – Wisconsin
    3 – Indiana
    2 – Virginia
    2 – Missouri
    2 – Kentucky
    2 – Ohio
    2 – Vermont
    1 – Mississippi
    1- Nevada
    1 – Kansas
    1 – South Dakota
    1 – South Carolina
    1 – Pennsylvania
    1 – Maryland
    1 – Oklahoma
    1 – Massachusetts
    1 – District of Columbia